HC Deb 13 April 1965 vol 710 cc1136-7
6. Mr. Peter Walker

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what plans Her Majesty's Government propose to present to the United Nations aimed at channelling food surpluses to the deficit areas of the world.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Overseas Development (Mr. A. E. Oram)

I have nothing to add at present to the reply my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for Derbyshire, West (Mr. Crawley) on 15th December last.

Mr. Walker

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the first Secretary of State said before the election that the Labour Party would make a large number of specific proposals to the United Nations immediately it came to power? Can he give us any idea what the specific proposals are?

Mr. Oram

We propose to await the outcome of the meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee, which is being held in Rome at the moment. I think that it would be better for the hon. Gentleman to await the results of that examination.